Which is the best album cover for the week of July 31, 2012?

Below are six album covers that were preselected from this week’s new music releases. They were chosen based on Amazon.com sales rank and for their noteworthy album cover designs. Please vote for the cover that you think is the best of the bunch. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Celtic Thunder – Voyage II

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Gaelic Storm – Chicken Boxer

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Joey + Rory – His and Hers

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Joss Stone – The Soul Sessions Vol. 2

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Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t

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Testament – Dark Roots of Earth

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Shrines by Purity Ring voted best album cover for the week of July 24, 2012

According to our AlbumArtExchange Blog poll, Shrines by Purity Ring was voted the best album cover for the week of July 24, 2012. The cover received 31% of the votes cast by our readers. There was a tie for second place between Undersea by The Antlers and Gossamer by Passion Pit. Both received 21% of the vote. There was also a tie for third between Morning to the Night by Pnau and Handwritten by The Gaslight Anthem. The two covers received 10% each.

The winning cover features original artwork by Kristina Baumgartner. I was not able to find information about the artist.

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Editor’s Choice: July 30, 2012

Below are 10 noteworthy album covers that were posted to the AAX gallery last week. They were selected simply because I found them to be interesting or a valuable addition to the gallery. They are listed in no particular order.

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Wacky Album Cover of the Evening


Was (Not Was) – Robot Girl (1986)

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Pet Shop Boys reveal artwork and track list for Elysium

Pop music duo Pet Shop Boys revealed the artwork and track list for their forthcoming album via their official website yesterday. Produced in Los Angeles earlier this year by Andrew Dawson and Pet Shop Boys, Elysium is scheduled to be released on September 18, 2012.

As for previous albums, the artwork for Elysium was designed by UK design firm Farrow. The version shown below is for the single-CD/digital download versions. The double-CD and double-vinyl versions of the album will include instrumental versions of each song (see track list below). The cover for the double-CD is shown above.

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  1. Leaving
  2. Invisible
  3. Winner
  4. Your early stuff
  5. A face like that
  6. Breathing space
  7. Ego music
  8. Hold on
  9. Give it a go
  10. Memory of the future
  11. Everything means something
  12. Requiem in denim and leopardskin
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New and Notable: The Chemical Brothers Theme for Velodrome

When the logo for the 2012 Olympics was revealed, many people saw “naughty” images in the abstract-looking numbers. I have seen it described as an “orgy” and “Lisa Simpson performing oral sex” (I can’t see it).

It is no surprise that the cover art for the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games features the controversial logo. Composed by electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers, Theme for Velodome is currently available as a digital download from iTunes and Amazon.com.

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KISS revealing album cover via Facebook app

Legendary rock band KISS is revealing the cover for their forthcoming album Monster through a Facebook scavenger hunt. A Facebook app called Monster Hunt allows users to visit various websites and collect pieces of the cover art.

Monster is scheduled to be released on October 16, 2012. The app can be accessed from the band’s official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KISS.

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Which is the best album cover for the week of July 24, 2012?

Below are six album covers that were preselected from this week’s new music releases. They were chosen based on Amazon.com sales rank and for their noteworthy album cover designs. Please vote for the cover that you think is the best of the bunch. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

The Antlers – Undersea


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Good Elton John vs Pnau – Morning to
the Night


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The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

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Jennifer Lopez – Dance Again… The Hits

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Passion Pit – Gossamer

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Purity Ring – Shrines

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Bat for Lashes album cover features nude by Ryan McGinley

The album cover for the forthcoming Bat for Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) forthcoming album, The Haunted Man, was revealed yesterday. It features a nude photograph of Khan by photographer Ryan McGinley. Khan appears in the artist black and white photograph with a naked man wrapped around her shoulders.

The album is scheduled for release by Capitol Records on October 23, 2012. The first single, Laura, is currently available as a digital download from iTunes and Amazon.com.

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Beautiful Friction by The Fixx voted best album cover for the week of July 17, 2012

According to our AlbumArtExchange Blog poll, the best album cover for the week of July 17, 2012 is Beautiful Friction by The Fixx. The cover received 37% of the votes cast by our readers. Yellow & Green by Baroness and Milo Greene’s self titled album tied for second with 19% each. The soundtrack for The Dark Knight Rises was third with 15%.

The winning cover features a painting by George Underwood. Art direction is credited to Tommy Moore. Underwood has created artwork for many notable albums over several decades, including the first T Rex album and David Bowie’s Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust albums.

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